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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Be a guest of Gilligan’s Hotel and Resort and you will receive a delicious free breakfast each day plus our BIG BONUS DEALS throughout our Gilligan’s Entertainment Venue! With meals starting from $5.50 and by far the CHEAPEST drink prices in town, you need to go ahead and book now!

Located in the city centre, Gilligan’s has a huge lagoon swimming pool, air-conditioned, en-suite rooms, bars and nightclubs. Guests receive free airport pick up, free linen and free access to the powder room and fitness centre plus, there is free WiFi for SM and web browsing.

Gilligan's offers en-suite dorm style accommodation and lux hotel rooms. There’s an onsite job club and a tour agency providing professional advice on work and travel. You can mingle with new mates each night at ‘Social Hour’ and join in on the nightly entertainment; there’s cash prizes and heaps of giveaways!

Gilligan's is an awesome experience for travellers, with many reviewing it as their 'Favourite Place To Stay!”

*Gilligan's is an 18+ property

Check in 2pm
Check out 10am

Please note that payments on credit card incur a surcharge (Visa & Mastercard 1%, American Express 1.8%)
Bookings for 8 pax or more are considered a group booking and may be subject to additional charges. These bookings may be subject to cancellation at the managers discretion. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Oct 2019
    One of the best hostels out there! Cairns is amazing and so is this hostel. It’s new, clean, well organised and has the best bar/entertainment of an hostel I’ve ever been too. Really good value too.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Oct 2019
    Happy with the entire occasions, Room mates are cool, staff are awesome. And there events are unbelievable! Pool party for the win.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Oct 2019
    Great hostel for 18-30s. Always something going on. Food is great value and location is brilliant
    Wales, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Oct 2019
    Decent sized and modern room, could do with plug sockets next to the beds. Very social, yet can still rest and sleep well at night. Always something social in, with good food and drink deals. Clean rooms, good facilities, more like a resort than a hostel. Defiantly one of the better hostels I’ve stayed in. Staff were super friendly and helpful, would deffo recommend!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Nov 2019
    Clean, safe, well staffed, breakfast included and good location. You get a lot for your money here. Only caveat is that THIS IS A PARTY HOSTEL. I wouldn't recommend staying here if you need to get an early night, need quiet to sleep or are intending to live here while working, it is not suitable for these purposes as it is basically in the same building as a club. You will not sleep well. This isn't a negative, just something to be aware of.
    England, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2019
    Really nice size hostel with great atmosphere! 4 floors with kitchen on each floor - bit small but not many people cook here! Have to put deposit for everything you use, gym inside small but pool and bar area is great! Rooms are clean so are toilets/showers! Small lockers for passport and beds don’t have individual lights or charging ports! Close to town and can get good nights sleep if in quite room. Checkin takes forever - won’t let you check in a minute before 2 - will make you stand and wait
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Oct 2019
    Great place to party!
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Nov 2019
    Bugs, bugs everywhere
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Oct 2019
    If you like to party them you are here at the right place. If not, bring ear plugs. It gets super loud. I could hear which song was playing and I was on the third floor. Otherwise it was decently clean and at a good location.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    16 Nov 2019
    To start I walked to my dorm to find clothes everywhere on every bed the room full of alcohol try go sleep at night and one of roomates bring back 10 guys to my room . The stairs smelt of sick . The staff were not to be scene . Just poir
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2007

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania


  • 2016

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2015

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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